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Everything You Need to Know About Sleep Apnea in 3 Free E-Books

Posted by Jennifer Hines

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on May 11, 2019 10:54:00 AM

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At The Alaska Sleep Clinic one of our missions is to bring foreward as much information on sleep disorders as possible. When you hear that approximately 20 million U.S. adults suffer from sleep apnea it's enough to raise your eyebrows. But when you hear that of those 20 million sufferers, around 80% of them go undiagnosed, it's enough to make your eyes bulge out of your head.

Many of these people with untreated sleep apnea don't even realize they have a sleep disorder and are completely unaware that the reason they're tired all the time is because they're not really sleeping well at night. Others may realize they have a problem but either are (irrationally) afraid of the cost of a sleep study, or are unaware of the long term consequences of undiagnosed, sleep apnea.

Learn Everything You Need to Know About Sleep Apnea

With Sleep Awareness Week (March 2-8) right around the corner, we wanted to give out as much information on sleep apnea at one time as possible. And what better way to deliver as much free information as possible than to give people access to three full comprehensive downloadable e-books.

These 3 books cover just about everything you need to know about sleep apnea covering all three stages of the "patient's journey" that begins with realizing one has a problem, figuring out how to get their problem diagnosed, and ending with what all of the available treatment options are.

Book One: Don't Ignore the Snore: An Intro To Snoring and Sleep Apnea

dontignorethesnoreThe first book is designed for those who are just starting to figure out their snoring is a cause for concern and may even have sleep apnea. At 27 pages, this book details:

  • Causes of snoring

  • Sleep tips to prevent snoring

  • Medical treatment options to eliminate snoring

  • What sleep apnea is and how it relates to snoring

  • The varying degrees of sleep apnea

  • Causes of sleep apnea

  • Symptoms of sleep apnea

  • Short-term and long-term effects of untreated sleep apnea

  • How sleep apnea is diagnosed

  • Do it yourself tips for treating sleep apnea

  • Sleep apnea therapies and alternatives

download the free copy of this book here

Book Two: The Complete Guide to Sleep Tests: An Intro to Sleep Studies

Sleep_test_ebook_solo2This book in the series is aimed at those who recognize they have a problem, and are wondering what to do about it. In this 19-page book we guide patients through the different types of sleep tests that may be used in diagnosing their disorder including information on:

  • How sleep tests can diagnose sleep disorders

  • Which sleep tests are used for different disorders

  • Polysomnograms

  • Multiple Sleep Latency Tests

  • Maintenance of Wakefulness Tests

  • CPAP Titration Studies

  • Home Sleep Tests

  • How to prepare for a sleep test

  • What to expect during a sleep test

  • What the sleep tests consist of

  • What happens after a sleep test

  • The equipment used in sleep tests

  • Pros and cons of home sleep tests

download the free copy of this book here

Book Three: Everything You Need to Know About CPAP Machines and Equipment

CPAP_ebookThe final 45-page book is aimed at teaching patients all about the various therapies for sleep apnea. It's one thing to recognize a problem and seek diagnosis for it, it's a whole other ballgame when patients are responsible for maintaining their therapy. This e-book is aimed at encouraging patients to stick with their therapy by giving them all the information they need to succeed including:

  • What CPAP therapy is used to treat

  • How CPAP therapy works

  • How to get setup with a CPAP machine

  • Results from continued CPAP use

  • Where you should get your device

  • 10 CPAP features to consider when purchasing

  • 8 Alternatives to CPAP therapy

  • Types of Masks

  • Pros and Cons of each mask type

  • Considerations to make when choosing a mask

  • How to properly care for all of your CPAP equipment

download the free copy of this book here

What to do after reading

Whether you're looking into information about sleep apnea for yourself or a loved one, the best thing you can do is be armed with the right information. As you'll see in these books, sleep apnea is a serious debilitating sleep disorder with many severe health problems associated with it. Getting treatment begins with awareness of the disorder and ends with complying with therapy.

Lets start Sleep Awareness Week off right (by starting early). Download these free books for yourself, or email the links to someone whose health you care about that may have a sleep disorder. The information is free; the only cost is the toll untreated sleep disorders can have on your health.

If you live in Alaska and are ready to get proactive about treating your sleep apnea, click the link below to schedule a free 10-minute phone consultation with a sleep educator to determine if a sleep study is right for you.

Snoring and Sleepy

For more information on Sleep Awareness Week 2015 visit http://sleepfoundation.org/events-activities/sleep-awareness-week or check out our blog for tons of informative articles on all things sleep related.

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